Parish Council Meeting – 26 May 2020

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be a virtual meeting only, held on Tuesday 26 May 2020, commencing at 7.30pm.

A copy of the Agenda is available in the Documents area of our website.

Information on how to view the meeting will be posted shortly on our website homepage.

Stay alert- Control the virus – Save lives

Public Meetings – Coronavirus Outbreak

Due to the on-going restrictions in place to protect public health during the Coronavirus pandemic, scheduled public meetings of the Council, Management Committee and Annual Parish Assembly will not currently take place.

The Council is, however, considering the possible need for future meetings and is exploring the Government’s new rules allowing virtual local authority meetings to take place.  Further information will be available on our website as and when meetings resume.

The Community and Leisure Centre will remained closed until further notice.

Stay at home – Protect the NHS – Save lives

Disposal of Public Open Space

Winwick Parish Council is proposing to dispose of an area of open land of approximately 600m2 situated in the North West corner of Myddleton Lane Playing Fields. The proposal will facilitate the development of a car park for use by Winwick CE Primary School, which will also be accessible by Winwick Leisure Centre. The new car park will free up the school’s existing car park for conversion into an outdoor play area for the children.  Further details of this proposal together with an indicative plan are displayed on the public notice board in the Reception area of Winwick Leisure Centre, or can be viewed using the link below.

Telephone Boxes

In 2016 BT carried out a consultation exercise in relation to telephone boxes with low usage, which it intended to decommission. Three of those boxes identified were in Winwick village.

A public consultation was carried out on behalf of BT by Warrington Borough Council at that time and the details of the consultation appeared in the local press and were shared and on social media by local councillors. One response was received by councillors. The consultation closed on 2nd December 2016.

A further consultation was held by Warrington Borough Council on their draft response to BT, which ended on 19th January 2017.  The response included an indication that Winwick Parish Council might wish to adopt the telephone box on Hermitage Green. To this end, the Parish Council it wrote out to residents at 17 addresses on Golborne Road, Hermitage Close, Rosemount Cottages and Rosemount on 23rd April 2018, asking for feedback about potential uses for the telephone box. Residents were invited to attend the Parish Council meeting on 22nd May 2018 in order to discuss the matter. The Council received four replies to the letter, two supportive of keeping the box and two not.

It had come to the Council’s attention that there were issues with the condition of the box, specifically the door. The Parish Council wrote to BT to ask that the box be repaired prior to the adoption taking place, due to serious concerns that bringing the box into a good state of repair and then maintaining it would be costly. BT ultimately replied to say that the Parish Council would have to adopt the box in its present state and that, at best, they would only consider minor repairs to the hinges.

The issue was discussed at Parish Council on 22nd May and 26th June. At the meeting in June, significant concerns were raised about the state of the door, cleanliness, misuse and the costs of on-going repairs. There was a lengthy discussion which also involved residents from Hermitage Green.

After much thought the Parish Council decided not to continue with the adoption.

Had the Parish Council not considered adopting the box, the outcome would have been the same.


Winwick Carnival 2018

Winwick Carnival 2018 will be on Saturday 21st July! Open 12pm until 5pm, at Winwick Leisure Centre, Myddleton Lane, Winwick, WA2 8LQ.

See you there 🙂

New Website

Welcome to our new website! You will be able to access times and dates of meetings, agendas and minutes and up to date news from your Parish Council. Hope you like it! 🙂